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After a super tough loss, had to head to the kitchen to do some grief baking

After a super tough loss, had to head to the kitchen to do some grief baking

Collect all of your supplies

Collect all of your supplies

Preheat the oven to 350 - bringing the heat!!

Preheat the oven to 350 - bringing the heat!!

In a shallow pan, spread a single layer of the chopped pecans

In a shallow pan, spread a single layer of the chopped pecans

Bake the pecans for 8-10 min or until lightly toasted - don't get too nutty though

Bake the pecans for 8-10 min or until lightly toasted - don't get too nutty though

Grease your 9 in pan

Grease your 9 in pan

Flour the greased pan and set aside

Flour the greased pan and set aside

In a mixing bowl, add your 2 packages of cream cheese

In a mixing bowl, add your 2 packages of cream cheese

Add 1/2 cup sugar

Add 1/2 cup sugar

Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the mix

Add 1 tsp vanilla extract to the mix

Beat the ingredients until blended and smooth

Beat the ingredients until blended and smooth

Add 3 eggs one at a time, mixing well

Add 3 eggs one at a time, mixing well

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar

Add 1/2 cup melted butter

Add 1/2 cup melted butter

Finally add one egg and mix well

Finally add one egg and mix well

When your pecans are toasted, spread along the bottom of the greased and floured pan

When your pecans are toasted, spread along the bottom of the greased and floured pan

In a third bowl, add 1 cup flour

In a third bowl, add 1 cup flour

Combine with 1 tsp ground cinnamon to spice it up a little

Combine with 1 tsp ground cinnamon to spice it up a little

Add 1 tsp baking powder

Add 1 tsp baking powder

Finally, add 1/4 tsp salt - just a pinch and some over the shoulder for luck

Finally, add 1/4 tsp salt - just a pinch and some over the shoulder for luck

Mix those dry ingredients well

Mix those dry ingredients well

Blend the dry ingredients  with your brown sugar mixture

Blend the dry ingredients with your brown sugar mixture

Make sure your apples (1 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples) are peeled and diced

Make sure your apples (1 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples) are peeled and diced

Add your apples to the brown sugar and dry ingredient mixture and stir well

Add your apples to the brown sugar and dry ingredient mixture and stir well

Spread your lovely apple mixture on top of your pecan crust - it's starting to come together!!

Spread your lovely apple mixture on top of your pecan crust - it's starting to come together!!

Just be sure it's properly spread out

Just be sure it's properly spread out

Finally, pour your cream cheese batter into your pan

Finally, pour your cream cheese batter into your pan

Your cheesecake is all set to bake in the oven at 325 for 1 hr 10 min

Your cheesecake is all set to bake in the oven at 325 for 1 hr 10 min

While you wait, peel and cut 5 apples into 1/2 in wedges for your incredible caramel apple topping

While you wait, peel and cut 5 apples into 1/2 in wedges for your incredible caramel apple topping

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat

Add 1/2 cup sugar to that butttttaaaaaa

Add 1/2 cup sugar to that butttttaaaaaa

In addition, 1 tsp lemon juice

In addition, 1 tsp lemon juice

Stir the mixture and let it come to a light golden brown but while you wait those 5-8 min start on the caramel sauce

Stir the mixture and let it come to a light golden brown but while you wait those 5-8 min start on the caramel sauce

For the caramel sauce, combine 1 cup brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat

For the caramel sauce, combine 1 cup brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium high heat

Add 1/2 cup butter

Add 1/2 cup butter

Add 1/4 cup honey - that's looking sweet

Add 1/4 cup honey - that's looking sweet

Finally, 1/4 cup whipping cream

Finally, 1/4 cup whipping cream

Let the sauce come to a boil for 2 min, stirring constantly. Resist the urge to eat up that caramel sauce and remove from heat and cool for 15 min

Let the sauce come to a boil for 2 min, stirring constantly. Resist the urge to eat up that caramel sauce and remove from heat and cool for 15 min

Once your caramel apple topping sugar mixture come to a golden brown, add your apple wedges and cook. Stir often and cook apx 20 min or until the apples are caramelized and tender - so so scrumptious.

Once your caramel apple topping sugar mixture come to a golden brown, add your apple wedges and cook. Stir often and cook apx 20 min or until the apples are caramelized and tender - so so scrumptious.

Your cheese cake should be done and let it cool!!

Your cheese cake should be done and let it cool!!

Ahhh...once cheesecake has cooled, top with caramelized apples & caramel sauce. Best when served with a chilled cheesecake and warmed apples and caramel sauce! Boom you just showed up Betty Crocker

  • 3/4c Chopped pecans
  • 2.0 Packages 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2c Granulated sugar
  • 4.0 Eggs
  • 1.0tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2c Brown sugar
  • 1/2c Butter, melted
  • 1.0 Flour
  • 1.0tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1.0tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4tsp Salt
  • 1/2c Peeled and diced Granny Smith apples
  • 1/4c Butter
  • 1/2c Sugar
  • 1.0 Lemon juice
  • 5.0 Granny Smith apples peeled & cut into wedges
  • 1.0c Brown sugar
  • 1/2c Butter
  • 1/4c Whipping cream
  • 1/4c Honey